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The Hortus store & cafe

Outdoor plantshop

Did you know that our to-go-bar (next to the main entrance), also sells a lot of organic garden plants? The pick-up point of the Hortus Café is open every day (weather permitting) from 11:00 – 17:00. Just drop by, no need to make an appointment!

The Hortus store - temporarily closed.

The Hortus store is located in the former director’s home. The building, originally built in 17th century, but rebuilt in chalet style in 1862, has been used as an office, shop and gatehouse. In the Hortus store you can find plants, and a carefully selected range of gardening tools, books, postcards, jewellery, and stationary. You can also find Hortus products, like, bags, Tshirts, notebooks, and several co-productions with local artists and manufacturers, posters and T-shirts.

Shopping by appointment
From Friday 5 March it is again possible to shop on appointment in the Hortus store. Shopping on appointment is possible the coming weeks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11:00 and 16:00 hours. You can make an appointment by sending an e-mail to with the desired day and part of the day. From Wednesday 28 April 2021, making an appointment is no longer necessary.

Friends of the Hortus receive a 10% discount on purchases in the store. Discount does not apply to books, art and discounted products. Your purchases in the Hortus store support in the maintenance of  the garden and greenhouses.

Our terrace is opening again!

The most beautiful terrace in Amsterdam is reopening! From Wednesday 28 April 2021 you can enjoy the terrace of the Orangery again.

The terrace is open daily between 12:00 and 18:00. It is possible to make a reservation on the spot or you can call us on 020 7025 405. Please note: the garden and greenhouses of the Hortus remain closed, you only have access to the terrace and the Orangery.

The Hortus Cafe - temporarily closed.

The Orangery is a centuries-old national monument. In fact, tropical plants were already cultivated in wooden greenhouses on this spot in 1715. The current Orangery building was built in 1875 as a lecture hall. The name Orangery refers to the early function as a storage place for citrus plants (in particular orange trees) during winter time. For many years now, the Orangery serves as Hortus café for our visitors to the garden. Surrounded by numerous rare and exotic plants, it is one of the most beautiful outdoor cafés in Amsterdam.

The Hortus café is temporarily closed.

Venue hire
The Orangery is also an attractive venue for exclusive parties, receptions, and dinners and it is possible to hold meetings or give presentations there. More information can be found on our venue page.

Questions? Let us know

You can reach us on our general number: +31 20 625 9021